TWO ADORABLE YOUNG PIERROT GIRLS AND A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE

This vintage real photo postcard is absolutely adorable. The card features two cute little girls dressed as Pierrots. A bottle of champagne lies on the floor in front of the children. For those unfamiliar with the word “Pierrot”, the term describes a stock comic character of old French pantomime. Pierrots generally have a whitened face and wear loose white clothes. Printing near the top of the postcard states “Gelukkig Nieuwjaar” or “Happy New Year” in Dutch. The photographer of this lovely image is H. E. Kiesel who operated a studio in Berlin, Germany. The postcard was published by the firm, Regel & Krug, which operated in Leipzig, Germany.  The card is part of a series (no. 4444/5). Regel & Krug were in business from 1894 until 1907. They printed and published postcards and specialized in “Greetings from” cards, real photo cards, and cards that used colorizing and gelatine finish. The firm was established by Friedrich Louis Georg Regel and Sylvester Richard Krug. This postcard has a Belgian stamp and was postmarked in the city of Ghent, a port city in northwest Belgium. The postmark is dated 1912 and was written from one sister to another.   (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE BROTHER AND SISTER IN GAND, BELGIUM

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This cabinet card portrait features what appears to be teenage siblings. They are posing at the studio of Nestor Schaffers in Gand (Ghent), Belgium. The sister is well dressed. Note her lace sleeves, collar, and bib. The brother is wearing a double breasted jacket and a bow tie. He has adopted a Napoleon type pose by placing his hand under his jacket. The sister has her hand affectionately on her brother’s shoulder. The cabinet card has a distinctive red border.

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